Richard Benjamin

Actor, Director, Producer

Actor, Director, Producer


Although his actress wife Paula Prentiss became a star by the early 1960s, it took Richard Benjamin almost fifteen years to establish his screen persona, but the wait was rewarding. After extensive work in theatre as actor and director, and his participation in the cult TV series He & She (1967), in which he co-starred with Prentiss, he won ...
Birth date
1938-05-22
Awards
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
Height
6' 2" (1.88 m)

Known For


Westworld
Westworld
Peter Martin (1973)
Goodbye, Columbus
Goodbye, Columbus
Neil Klugman (1969)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorChildrens Hospital
(TV Series) Dan Richards - With Great Power... (2015) ... Dan Richards
2015
ActorOld Soul
(TV Movie) Whit
2014
ActorRay Donovan
(TV Series) Jerry Weiss - Sunny (2014) ... Jerry Weiss
2014
ActorPushing Daisies
(TV Series) Jerry Holmes - Window Dressed to Kill (2009) ... Jerry Holmes
2009
ActorHenry Poole Is Here
Dr. Fancher
2008
ActorKeeping Up with the Steins
Rabbi Schulberg
2006
ActorThe Goodbye Girl
(TV Movie) Oliver Fry
2004
ActorMarci X
Ben Feld
2003
ActorThe Shrink Is In
Samantha's Editor (uncredited)
2001
ActorTitus
(TV Series) Bill - The Reconciliation (2000) ... Bill
2000
ActorMad About You
(TV Series) Mr. Frank DiChristophoro - Valentine's Day (1999) ... Mr. Frank DiChristophoro
1999
ActorThe Pentagon Wars
(TV Movie) Casper Weinberger
1998
ActorDeconstructing Harry
Ken
1997
ActorInk
(TV Series) Dr. Vishniac - The English-Speaking Patients (1997) ... Dr. Vishniac
1997
ActorLove & War
(TV Series) Charles - The Great Escape (1994) ... Charles
1994
ActorLift
(Short) Rabbi Brill
1992
ActorThe Ray Bradbury Theatre
(TV Series) Mr. Howard - Let's Play Poison (1992) ... Mr. Howard
1992
ActorPackin' It In
(TV Movie) Gary Webber
1983
ActorListening Skills
(Video short) Host
1981
ActorManaging Meetings
(Video short) Host
1981
ActorSaturday the 14th
John Hyatt
1981
ActorInsight
(TV Series) Brad - Goodbye (1981) ... Brad
1981
ActorFirst Family
Press Secretary Bunthorne
1980
ActorWitches' Brew
Joshua Lightman
1980
ActorHow to Beat the High Cost of Living
Albert
1980
ActorThe Last Married Couple in America
Marv Cooper
1980
ActorScavenger Hunt
Stuart Selsome
1979
ActorLove at First Bite
Dr. Jeff Rosenberg
1979
ActorFame
(TV Movie) Meyer Shine
1978
ActorQuark
(TV Series) Adam Quark - Vanessa 38-24-36 (1978) ... Adam Quark - All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms: Part 2 (1978) ... Adam Quark - All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms: Part 1 (1978) ... Adam Quark - Goodbye, Polumbus (1978) ... Adam Quark - The Good, the Bad, and the Ficus (1978) ... Adam Quark Show all 8 episodes
1977-1978
ActorHouse Calls
Dr. Norman Solomon
1978
ActorSans issue
(TV Movie) Nick Loomis
1977
ActorThe Sunshine Boys
Ben Clark
1975/I
ActorWestworld
Peter Martin
1973
ActorThe Last of Sheila
Tom
1973
ActorPortnoy's Complaint
Alexander Portnoy
1972
ActorThe Steagle
Harold Weiss, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
1971
ActorThe Marriage of a Young Stockbroker
William Alren
1971
ActorDiary of a Mad Housewife
Jonathan Balser
1970
ActorCatch-22
Major Danby
1970
ActorGoodbye, Columbus
Neil Klugman
1969
ActorHe & She
(TV Series) Dick Hollister - What's in the Kitty? (1968) ... Dick Hollister - Knock, Knock, Who's There? Fernando, Fernando Who? (1968) ... Dick Hollister - Dog's Best Friend (1968) ... Dick Hollister - It's Not Whether You Win or Lose, It's How You Watch the Game (1968) ... Dick Hollister - What Do You Get for the Man Who Has Nothing? (1968) ... Dick Hollister Show all 26 episodes
1967-1968
ActorVacation Playhouse
(TV Series) Ted Penny - My Lucky Penny (1966) ... Ted Penny
1966
ActorDr. Kildare
(TV Series) Intern / Dr. Adam Barstow - A Hand Held Out in Darkness (1963) ... Intern - The Chemistry of Anger (1962) ... Dr. Adam Barstow
1962-1963
ActorThe New Breed
(TV Series) Interne - All the Dead Faces (1962) ... Interne (as Dick Benjamin)
1962
RoleTitleYear
DirectorBack of Book
(attached) (announced)
DirectorA Little Thing Called Murder
(TV Movie)
2006
DirectorThe Goodbye Girl
(TV Movie)
2004
DirectorMarci X2003
DirectorThe Shrink Is In2001
DirectorLaughter on the 23rd Floor
(TV Movie)
2001
DirectorThe Sports Pages
(TV Movie)
2001
DirectorThe Wonderful World of Disney
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Tourist Trap (1998)
1998
DirectorThe Pentagon Wars
(TV Movie)
1998
DirectorMrs. Winterbourne1996
DirectorMilk Money1994
DirectorMade in America1993
DirectorMermaids1990
DirectorDowntown1990
DirectorMy Stepmother Is an Alien1988
DirectorLittle Nikita
(directed by)
1988
DirectorThe Money Pit1986
DirectorCity Heat1984
DirectorRacing with the Moon1984
DirectorMy Favorite Year1982
DirectorSemi-Tough
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Barbara Jane Moves Out (1980)
1980
DirectorWhere's Poppa?
(TV Movie)
1979
RoleTitleYear
ProducerThe Goodbye Girl
(TV Movie) (producer)
2004
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackWestworld
(performer: "Home on the Range" - uncredited)
1973
RoleTitleYear
ThanksIda Western Exile
(Documentary short) (thanks) (completed)
2014
RoleTitleYear
SelfSEGAL
(Documentary) (filming) Self
SelfNatalie Wood: What Remains Behind
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2020
SelfPlay to Win with Richard Benjamin
(Video documentary short) Self
2017
SelfKevin Pollak's Chat Show
(TV Series) Self - Richard Benjamin (2015) ... Self
2015
SelfMagician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
(Documentary) Self
2014
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (2013) ... Self - Johnny Carson: King of Late Night (2012) ... Self
2012-2013
SelfPablo
Self
2012
SelfOn 46th Street
(Documentary) Self
2010
SelfThe 17th Annual Movieguide Awards
(TV Special) Self
2009
SelfStanley Rubin: A Work in Progress
(Documentary) Self
2008
SelfSpeechless
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2008
SelfThis Is David Gest
(TV Series documentary) Self - Guest - It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To... (2007) ... Self - Guest
2007
SelfThe 11th Annual Satellite Awards
(TV Special) Self
2006
SelfIntimate Portrait
(TV Series documentary) Self - Joan Van Ark (2002) ... Self
2002
SelfAFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories
(TV Special documentary) Self
2002
SelfHollywood Remembers Walter Matthau
(TV Movie documentary) Narrator / Self
2001
SelfBiography
(TV Series documentary) Self - Bob Newhart: The Last Sane Man... (2001) ... Self
2001
SelfWorking in the Theatre
(TV Series documentary) Self - Production: Ragtime (1998) ... Self
1998
SelfLate Night with Conan O'Brien
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Richard Benjamin/Pat Finn/The Band (1995) ... Self - Guest - Richard Benjamin/Milla (1994) ... Self - Guest
1994-1995
SelfThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #3.153 (1994) ... Self - Guest - Episode #2.95 (1993) ... Self - Guest
1993-1994
SelfAll Aboard: Riding the Rails of American Film
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1993
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(TV Series) Self - Guest / Self / Self - Guest Host - Episode #30.81 (1992) ... Self - Guest - Episode #29.121 (1991) ... Self - Episode #29.34 (1990) ... Self - Guest - Episode #28.192 (1990) ... Self - Guest - Danny DeVito/Richard Benjamin (1988) ... Self Show all 33 episodes
1968-1992
SelfLate Night with David Letterman
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 14 December 1990 (1990) ... Self
1990
SelfFirst Works
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1989
SelfNatalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1982
SelfAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra
(TV Special documentary) Self
1982
SelfThe 54th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1982
SelfThe Way They Were
(TV Special)
1981
SelfThe 7th Annual People's Choice Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1981
SelfSaturday Night Live
(TV Series) Various / Self - Co-Host / Self - Host - Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss/The Grateful Dead (1980) ... Self - Co-Host / Various - Richard Benjamin/Rickie Lee Jones (1979) ... Self - Host / Various
1979-1980
SelfGood Morning America
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 6 March 1980 (1980) ... Self - Guest
1980
SelfThe 5th Annual People's Choice Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1979
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Self - Actor / Self - Guest - Episode #18.32 (1978) ... Self - Guest - Episode #11.216 (1972) ... Self - Actor - Episode #7.166 (1968) ... Self - Actor
1968-1978
SelfA Tribute to Neil Simon
(TV Movie) Self
1978
SelfBattle of the Network Stars IV
(TV Special) Self - NBC Team Captain
1978
SelfAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda
(TV Special documentary) Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
1978
SelfThe Bob Braun Show
(TV Series) Self - Actor - Episode dated 9 February 1978 (1978) ... Self - Actor
1978
SelfScience Fiction Film Awards
(TV Special documentary) Self - Presenter
1978
SelfDinah!
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #2.130 (1976) ... Self - Guest - Episode #2.66 (1975) ... Self - Guest
1975-1976
SelfThe Lion Roars Again
(Documentary short) Self
1975
SelfThe Sunshine Boys
(Documentary short) Self
1975/II
SelfThe 46th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1974
SelfOn Location with Westworld
(Short) Self (uncredited)
1973
SelfFilm Extra
(TV Mini-Series) Self - Richard Benjamin (1973) ... Self
1973
SelfThe Merv Griffin Show
(TV Series) Self / Self - Guest - Married Couples (1972) ... Self - Husband-Wife Teams (1971) ... Self - Danny Thomas, Eydie Gorme, Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss, Tony Randall, Julie Budd (1969) ... Self - Judy Garland, Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss, Jackie Vernon, Totie Fields, Jimmy Helms (1969) ... Self - Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin, Orson Bean, Richie Havens, Al Pacino, Dick Lord, Dr. Lendon Smith, Sandi Kane (1968) ... Self Show all 7 episodes
1967-1972
SelfThe David Frost Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #4.195 (1972) ... Self - Guest - Episode #4.190 (1972) ... Self - Guest - Episode #3.168 (1971) ... Self - Guest - Episode #1.14 (1969) ... Self - Guest
1969-1972
SelfThe 26th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1972
SelfThe 43rd Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1971
SelfA Last Laugh at the Sixties
(TV Movie) Self
1970
SelfThe Joan Rivers Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 16 December 1968 (1968) ... Self - Guest
1968-1969
SelfThe 23rd Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1969
SelfWhat's My Line?
(TV Series) Self - Mystery Guest - Paula Prentiss & Richard Benjamin (1968) ... Self - Mystery Guest
1968
SelfThe Steve Allen Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #1.8 (1968) ... Self - Guest
1968
SelfThe Jonathan Winters Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss, Vic Damone, Dusty Springfield (1968) ... Self - Guest
1968
SelfPat Boone in Hollywood
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.66 (1967) ... Self - Episode #1.10 (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfThe Linkletter Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 3 October 1967 (1967) ... Self
1967
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageNo Sleep TV3
(TV Series) Peter Martin - Classic Episode #5: "Best of A.I." with Fernao (2015) ... Peter Martin (uncredited)
2015
Archive footageSaturday Night Live: The Best of Gilda Radner
(Video) Milt DiLaBounta (uncredited)
2005
Archive footage'Halloween': A Cut Above the Rest
(TV Movie documentary) Peter Martin (uncredited)
2003
Archive footageSaturday Night Live: Presidential Bash
(TV Special) Ros Denton (uncredited)
1992
Archive footageThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 19th Anniversary Special
(TV Special) Self
1981
Archive footageAmerica at the Movies
(Documentary) Major Danby
1976